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North Korea Fires Army Chief From All Posts

Businessweek -
By Sangwon Yoon on July 15, 2012 North Korea's politburo removed army chief Ri Yong Ho from all his posts in the most significant power shift since Kim Jong Un took control of the country after the death of his father in December.
N. Korea shakeup: Mentor to leader loses all posts
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Purge of Lee Young Ho Asks Questions
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Clinton visits Israel; numerous issues on agenda

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By BRADLEY KLAPPER, AP - 41 minutes ago JERUSALEM (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton made perhaps her final visit to Israel as secretary of state on Monday, bringing a message of solidarity to the Jewish state after three-and-a-half years of only stunted ...
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Mitt Romney faces summer of hurdles, opportunities

Atlanta Journal Constitution -
By KASIE HUNT AP WASHINGTON - As the White House challenger, Mitt Romney can seize on the attention that accompanies the selection of a running mate.
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Growing Doubts on Lin's Return to the Knicks

New York Times -
Five months after introducing himself to the world, Jeremy Lin is still inspiring various forms of passion and hysteria. This is not Linsanity as we knew it in February, when the word was synonymous with joy and wonder, but some horrific mutation of ...
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Report says iPad Mini will be priced to move

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Is Apple getting set to get aggressive on price to reduce rivals to also-rans? by Brooke Crothers With speculation pointing to not only a smaller iPad but a cheaper one too, will Apple try to crush rivals on price?
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Waterfall-like rain eases in southwest Japan, but 27 dead, thousands of homes ...

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TOKYO - Most of the quarter-million people forced to flee massive flooding in southwest Japan were able to return home by Monday, but weather officials warned the danger had not fully passed from the record rainfall that left at least 27 people dead ...
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AFRICA WEEK AHEAD: African Union Summit, Nigeria June Inflation

Bloomberg -
The African Union finishes its 19th summit in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, today after electing South African Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini- Zuma head of the continental body's commission.
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Red Cross Widens Area Involved in Syrian Civil War

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The International Red Cross says there is now a “non-international armed conflict” - or civil war - across more parts of Syria, widening its earlier designation.
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More than 350 volunteers join search for Iowa cousins, 8 and 10; bicycles ...

Washington Post -
EVANSDALE, Iowa - More than 350 volunteers joined authorities Sunday in a search for two young Iowa cousins whose bicycles were found abandoned near a lake.
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Bodies found in search for missing Missouri sisters Britny Haarup and Ashley Key

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(AP) EDGERTON, Mo. - Authorities in Platte County, Mo., say officials have found the bodies of two women in a field after officials interrogated "a suspect in the disappearance of Britny Haarup and Ashley Key.
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2 dead, 1 injured after reported lightning storm in Texas

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Houston police have reported two people dead and a third injured after lightning struck a soccer field in northwest Harris County during a thunderstorm on Sunday.
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Repealing Obama's health care law won't be easy even if GOP wins it all in ...

Washington Post -
WASHINGTON - Yes, if Mitt Romney wins the White House and his Republican allies retake the Senate, he could shred most of President Barack Obama's health care law without having to overpower a Democratic filibuster.
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Euro Holds Steady vs. Dollar, Focus on Bernanke

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The euro held steady against the dollar on Monday, with the near-term focus on whether US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will give any hint of additional monetary stimulus when he gives testimony to Congress in coming days.
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US consumer agency to oversee big credit reporting firms

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WASHINGTON —— Large credit reporting companies, which are playing an increasingly important role in the financial lives of Americans, will get new federal oversight from the nation's consumer watchdog.
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Brent stays above $102 on China stimulus hopes

Reuters -
* Asia shares extend rally as China growth within expectations * Bernanke's semi-annual monetary policy report key this week * Brent to retrace to $101.26 -technicals * Coming Up: US retail sales mm June; 1230 GMT (Updates prices) By Manash Goswami ...
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UK committee to grill regulator, Barclays executive

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By Steve Slater | LONDON, July 16 (Reuters) - Britain's top bank regulator and a former executive in the middle of an interest rate scandal at Barclays face a grilling by British lawmakers on Monday over what they knew about an affair that has drawn in ...
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Obama clings to some advantages from 2008 while reaching for new ways to ...

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Four months from Election Day, President Barack Obama has an edge in support among women, African-Americans, Hispanics and young people, groups that could swing the race in November.
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Obama's pros, cons as summer of campaigning starts

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WASHINGTON - Four months from Election Day, President Barack Obama has an edge in support among women, African-Americans, Hispanics and young people, groups that could swing the race in November.
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Gov. Jindal rehabs image by focusing on Louisiana

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Louisiana's youthful governor routinely now receives praise in GOP circles across the nation. He's being cast as a knowledgeable policy wonk with strong conservative credentials who appeals to the Christian right and can claim a long list of ...
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Comcast buys out Microsoft stake in MSNBC.com: report

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(Reuters) - Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O), the parent company of NBC, has bought out Microsoft Corp's (MSFT.O) 50 percent stake in MSNBC.
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Russian Soyuz rocket launches American, Russian, Japanese to space station

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A NASA astronaut is on her way to the International Space Station. But the craft didn't launch from the US. Obviously. Now that the organization's shuttle program has been shut down, Sunita Williams had to go into space on a Russian rocket.
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RIM ordered to pay $147M for patent infringement

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Troubled BlackBerry maker infringed on patents owned by Mformation that let companies remotely manage employees' devices. by Steven Musil A jury has found Research In Motion liable for $147.2 million in damages for infringing on patents owned by ...
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Apple rejoins EPEAT environmental ratings system

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Apple has been forced into an embarrassing volte-face, announcing that it would rejoin the American EPEAT environmental ratings system for electronic products just days after leaving it.
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THE DARK KNIGHT RISES' First Wave Of Reviews

Comic Book Movie -
Few blockbusters have borne so heavy a burden of audience expectation as Christopher Nolan's final Batman caper, and the filmmaker steps up to the occasion with a cataclysmic vision of Gotham City under siege in "The Dark Knight Rises.
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Sage Stallone was dead for several days

Times of India -
Sage Stallone, son of action star Sylvester Stallon, may have been dead for several days before his body was discovered, sources said.
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Celeste Holm, actress since '40s, dies

San Francisco Chronicle -
FILE- In this March 12, 1997, file photo, actress Celeste Holm poses at a friends' home in Santa Monica, Calif. Celeste Holm, a versatile, bright-eyed blonde who soared to Broadway fame in "Oklahoma!

The 5 best British Open golf championships

MLive.com -
AP LYTHAM, England (AP) - Picking the best five from the oldest championship in golf isn't easy, not with 150 years of history.
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Ben, Braves finish sweep of Johan, struggling Mets

New York Post -
By MIKE PUMA Ben Sheets, change the sheets, the sheet is about to hit the fan. However you want to view it, the Mets' season has clearly reached another critical juncture with yesterday's 6-1 loss at Turner Field that completed a Braves three-game ...
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Kahne seizes opportunity

Albany Times Union -
AP Kasey Kahne (5) takes the lead over Clint Bowyer during a restart at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race, Sunday, July 15, 2012, at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH Kahne won the race.
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Tiger hits ground running at Lytham

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By Bob Harig | ESPN.com LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England -- There is little to suggest that Tiger Woods became nostalgic when he arrived on the grounds at Royal Lytham & St. Annes on Sunday for an early-morning practice round.
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Solar Storm Bombarding Earth Today

Space.com -
by SPACE.com Staff This story was updated 1:42 pm ET to include information from the most recent update from NOAA space weather officials.
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Lemurs Are The World's Most Threatened Mammal, Study Says

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Lemurs are the world's most endangered mammals, an International Union for Conservation of Nature conference has found. Lemurs are a very diverse group of primates endemic to Madagascar.
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Diabetes could be linked to phthalates, chemical in common household products ...

Boston.com -
By Deborah Kotz, Globe Staff More than twice as many Americans have type 2 diabetes than 30 years ago, and new research suggests that our sedentary lifestyle habits and overconsumption of calories may not be the only reasons.
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A person's gait could be early sign of Alzheimer's

USA TODAY -
Subtle changes in the way a person walks can be an early warning sign of cognitive decline and a signal for advanced testing, researchers reported Sunday at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Vancouver, Canada.

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